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Poopy Suit - Note the "Jaws of Death"

Poopy Suit – Note the “Jaws of Death”



Mind – Poacher’s poopy suit story must be told. We were about to deploy for our very first time which meant flying across the Atlantic. Crossing the pond requires wearing bulky and uncomfortable anti-exposure suits previously described in the Poopy Suit post. The front access zipper is known as the jaws of death because of its rigidity and sharpness of the teeth located in close proximity to the groin. For the most part the zipper is useless, especially when flying in fingertip formation through the weather at night…standard conditions for crossing the pond. In order to overcome this limitation some genius came up with a “Texas Catheter”, which is nothing more than a hose and collection bag hooked up via a condom with glue on the inside. I won’t even discuss the removal since it is too horrific. Once fully dressed with the all the gear required, the Michelin man looks down right anorexic compared to most pilots, especially Poacher, a big twelve sandwich eating Norwegian from Minnesota. Not more than 20 minutes into the flight Poacher decided to try out his new-fangled device connected to his Anthony Weiner.  Imagine being in total darkness, dense fog, and 3-6 feet away from the wingtip of another airplane in flight when you hear a loud cry of despair. Poacher had just discovered the principle of siphoning, or lack thereof. Being a guy that does everything with vigor Poacher decided let the dam break, and unfortunately for him the feedback he needed was a little late. Instead of filling up the collection bag, he filled up the inside of his suit…with 12 hours remaining until we landed. What’s the lesson? Execute with vigor, but if given the time and luxury, caution is sometimes warranted.



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Andrea Petkovic

Andrea Petkovic




Recipe of the Day


Lisa’s Chicken Enchiladas


3 cups cooked chicken

8oz of cream cheese

2 cans of cream of chicken soup

4oz can of chilies (if you have roasted hatch chilies use these)

1/4 cup of milk

1 tsp of cumin

1/4 cup of chopped yellow onion

8 flour tortillas

12 oz Monterey Jack cheese


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix chicken and cream cheese. In a separate bowl combine cream of chicken soup, chilies, milk, cumin and onions, mix well.  Fill tortilla with 1/8 of chicken and cream cheese mixture, then drizzle soup mixture in and sprinkle with cheese.  Fold tortilla together, lay into a greased pan.  Once all the tortillas are in the pan, pour the rest of the soup mixture and cheese over the top of enchiladas. Bake covered for 20 minutes, uncover for another 20 until slightly toasted on the top.


Spirit – Psalm 139:23 “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.”




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